“More effective than yo-yo dieting”

Lena, age 34, management consultant (Falls Church, VA):

“I was initially reluctant when Sarah recommended transformational weight loss coaching sessions as a way to combat my thickening waist and habit of yo-yo dieting. What was the point, really? I already knew what was wrong: I ate too many desserts, and I didn’t need a professional to tell me the solution was to go on a diet. (I just needed to stop eating desserts long enough to diet.) When I finally gave Sarah Sutton’s coaching sessions a try, I was astonished to discover–during the first session–that my cause and my solution were both off track.

Sarah gently probed beneath the surface.¬† Instead of asking “how many desserts,” she focused on “why.” I remember my jaded and flippant answer about not being fulfilled in specific key areas of my life and the joy I felt when I ate desserts… and I remember the quiet thunderclap that followed when I finally understood the connection. Sarah’s solution wasn’t to cut out desserts; instead, we talked about transforming the underlying causes so I wouldn’t rely on desserts to fulfill me. That was 20 pounds (and several years) ago.¬†Truce and transformational personal coaching challenged me to explore what I thought I knew in new ways. Suffice it to say that Sarah Sutton’s weight loss coaching is way more effective than yo-yo dieting.”